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Brinton (Edward) Papers
SMC 0078  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Publication Rights

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Edward Brinton Papers
    Creator: Brinton, Edward
    Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0078
    Physical Description: 9 Linear feet (15 archives boxes and 4 flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1999
    Abstract: Papers of Scripps Institution of Oceanography research biologist Edward Brinton, including his correspondence, research data and notes.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers of Scripps Institution of Oceanography research biologist Edward Brinton, including his correspondence, research data and notes. Subjects of note include krill (Euphausiacea), marine ecosystems and the Indian Ocean Biological Centre.
    Arranged in three series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, 2) KRILL DATA and 3) INDIAN OCEAN BIOLOGICAL CENTRE.

    Biography

    Edward Brinton (1924-2010) was a research biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego, who specialized in the study of euphausiids, or krill. He graduated from Haverford College in 1949, and after obtaining his master's degree from Bryn Mawr, joined SIO as a graduate student in 1950. He completed his doctoral dissertation on the distribution of Pacific euphausiids in 1958. Brinton remained at SIO for the duration of his scientific career as a research biologist in the Marine Life Research Group of the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI), an environmental program focused on marine ecosystems off the coast of California.
    Brinton's research centered on multidisciplinary studies of the effects of physical oceanography, ocean circulation and climatic variations upon marine ecosystems. In the 1960s, Brinton served as scientific advisor for the Naga Expedition in the Gulf of Thailand, as well as curator for the Indian Ocean Biological Center. Over the course of his career, he identified six species of krill and published dozens of papers.

    Preferred Citation

    Edward Brinton Papers. SMC 78. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 2010.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Marine biologists -- United States -- Archives
    Krill -- Ecology -- Research
    Krill -- Geographical distribution
    Euphausiacea -- Ecology
    Euphausiacea -- Geographical distribution
    Indian Ocean Biological Centre
    Brinton, Edward -- Archives